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N. Korea: Mourners weep at escalator used by Kim Jong-il (escalaor shrine: Video inside)
Euro News ^ | 12/20/11

Posted on 12/23/2011 7:05:08 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Mourners weep at escalator used by Kim Jong-il

20/12 12:23 CET

North Korean state media has released a still photograph of what is believed to have been Kim Jong-il’s last public appearance before he died.

He is seen on a supermarket escalator, with his son and future successor Kim Jong-un among those behind him.

Today the escalator they travelled down has been turned into a shrine.

“I can’t imagine how happy it would make us and our fellow citizens if he could ride on this escalator again,” said one woman, amid a group of mourners, weeping around the moving staircase. “I still feel that he is alive, with his bright smile. I can also hear his voice.”

It is uncertain when Kim Jong-il visited the supermarket in Pyongyang. But what does seem sure is that the escalator he rode on will now have a hallowed place in North Korean history.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: escalator; fake; kimjongil; nkorea; potemkinvillage
This is not so much ridiculous than disturbing. Very disturbing. It poignantly show how sick the regime is, making people do things like this.
1 posted on 12/23/2011 7:05:15 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

seriously disturbed . . .


2 posted on 12/23/2011 7:06:56 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo

You guys read anything into this?

U.S. yet to recognize N. Korea’s young leader: foreign minister

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Yonhap) — The United States has yet to recognize North Korea’s young leader following the death of Kim Jong-il, South Korea’s foreign minister said Friday, as the world is trying to read the tea leaves on whether Kim’s abrupt demise could spark an internal power struggle.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2011/12/23/6/0301000000AEN20111223006200315F.HTML


3 posted on 12/23/2011 7:08:00 AM PST by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Obviously, some folks were eating while millions of others were starving. The lucky eaters miss Dear Leader.

Some nations don’t deserve to survive.


4 posted on 12/23/2011 7:08:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: TigerLikesRooster
People here were weeping when Obama was running. Different reasons I guess for some of us!!!
5 posted on 12/23/2011 7:09:36 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: txrefugee

I read somewhere that, if you do not visibly express your sympathy, you are put on the starvation list. So these people are crying in order to eat.


6 posted on 12/23/2011 7:10:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


7 posted on 12/23/2011 7:11:26 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Being hauled away and put in prison without a trial or quite possibly being killed or, a family member torchured if you do not worship the state as god is a real incentive for going along.
Repeating theme throughout the opressed world.


8 posted on 12/23/2011 7:13:16 AM PST by Leep
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The winner of the X-Factor Crying contest gets to see the Dear Leader’s son eat a Big Mac!


9 posted on 12/23/2011 7:14:09 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I got your shrine right...

...here


10 posted on 12/23/2011 7:16:38 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The North Korean people who worship a counterfeit god are dealing with the consequences of that worship with the sever bondage they live in. What is sad is they don’t know the true God and Truth !


11 posted on 12/23/2011 7:17:07 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Stockholm Syndrome en masse. They need help and therapy.


12 posted on 12/23/2011 7:18:00 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Moving? No, no. They have to shut it down, rope it off, and if possible mark where the sacred footprints last lit.

So what is Kim’s voice saying, I wonder? My money is on “Ahhhh! It burns! It burns!

13 posted on 12/23/2011 7:21:07 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Jackass spent three hours going up and down the escalators.
“Wow! Look at this! Moving stairs! What’ll they think of next? Doors that automatically open when you get close to them?”


14 posted on 12/23/2011 7:21:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They have supermarkets in North Korea? Boy i’d love to take a walk down some of those aisles.


15 posted on 12/23/2011 7:24:53 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: TigerLikesRooster
You want to know why nearly the entire nation is this way? Watch "The Inner Circle". Kim patterned his rule after Stalinist Russia and he learned his lessons very well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-qyOcseScg

"The Inner Circle" 1991 () Tom Hulce (Actor), Lolita Davidovich (Actor), Bob Hoskins (Actor), Andrey Konchalovskiy (Director)

This was the first Western financed film to be actually filmed in the Kremlin in Russia after Glastnost. It is the true story of Alexander Ganshin (Ivan Sanchin in the film), the NKVD (KGB) officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death in 1953.

An exceptional non-fiction film depicting an intimate inside look into the impact of Stalinist communism; the "workers paradise", on every area of an individual life as seen within "The Inner Circle".

Superb acting, subtley portraying the fear and terror of being alive in the time and society when it was dangerous to be not dead. (*These are the exact same conditions which have existed in North Korea since Kim took over. Is it any wonder the masses are acting this way... who knows who is WATCHING you and judging how "well" you are mourning "Dear Leader"?)

While this is not your typical "feel good" Hollywood fare, it provides a tremendous, accurate historical archive for what life was like in Stalinist Russia; the land where Stalin killed 23 million of his own people in order to establish and maintain power. (Just as the Kims have been doing for decades.)

16 posted on 12/23/2011 7:28:38 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: txrefugee
I think the left in this country looks at North Korea with envy.
They can't wait to control the food supply, monopolize force, and drive Christians into labor or death camps.
We must be vigilant.
17 posted on 12/23/2011 7:31:02 AM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Looks like a bad british comedy skit.

Odd, the escalator with dead Kim had red rails and white treads...but now has green rails and blue treads. The lighting fixtures are a different style, the column in the background has a different finish, in the lil Kim photo, he is on a solitary escalator - and you can see the side of it...but there are now two escalators side by side.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you couldn’t trust commie media about ANYTHING.


18 posted on 12/23/2011 7:32:29 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You know there are going to be lefties pulling this same kind of nonsense when Obama eventually passes away.

Carter, too.


19 posted on 12/23/2011 7:33:04 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (A divided Congress is a Citizens friend and protector.)
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To: jhpigott
The United States has yet to recognize North Korea’s young leader following the death of Kim Jong-il, South Korea’s foreign minister said Friday, as the world is trying to read the tea leaves on whether Kim’s abrupt demise could spark an internal power struggle.

I think it's just Obama being Obama, once again leading from behind. And of course, there's the matter of his vacay - that takes precedence over something like foreign affairs.

20 posted on 12/23/2011 7:33:27 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on December 17, 2011 shows North Korean lreader Kim Jong Il (C), accompanied by his son Kim Jong Un (R), inspecting the Kwangbok Area Supermarket just before opening in Pyongyang. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS ---EDITORS NOTE---HANDOUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS Source: HWT Image Library

21 posted on 12/23/2011 8:37:18 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: COBOL2Java

Ya but Obi’s golf score is improving and he did buy a bone for his dog...


22 posted on 12/23/2011 8:39:28 AM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: lacrew

Yes, two completely different elevators. They are so beside themselves, they are getting sloppying and making glaring mistakes. About those columns: No mirror on the ones in the “post” video, not to mention absence of roof lighting. Another North Korean photo fabrication.


23 posted on 12/23/2011 8:46:23 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Many attempts were made over the years to kill Kim Jong il. This one may finally have succeeded.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

24 posted on 12/23/2011 8:55:53 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: lacrew
Odd, the escalator with dead Kim had red rails and white treads...but now has green rails and blue treads. The lighting fixtures are a different style, the column in the background has a different finish, in the lil Kim photo, he is on a solitary escalator - and you can see the side of it...but there are now two escalators side by side.

Who are you going to believe, the North Korean Government Media or your lying eyes?

25 posted on 12/23/2011 9:01:39 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Cry...or DIE!!


26 posted on 12/23/2011 9:35:48 AM PST by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, I suppose this means that no one will be allowed to shop in this workers’ paradise supermarket, if, in fact, anyone was ever allowed to shop there. Must not be any heat in the supermarket either. Can we say, photo op?

I am referring to the original picture, allegedly taken on December 17th, a day, maybe two days after Kim Jong il actually died.

Come to think of it, if they intend to make this escalator a shrine, then, perhaps they should place a wax figurine of KJi dressed in say, a white toga, on the UP escalator, as if he were ascending upward. The symbolism would be obvious. Oops, I forgot, these are godless folks.


27 posted on 12/23/2011 9:48:39 AM PST by miele man
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It is all very disturbing.Either the fear is very deep or the propaganda has been ingrained very well.National Geo was running the special Lisa Ling did on North Korea 2 night ago.To watch each person after cataract surgery bow before the photo and thank the Great General for restoring their sight without realizing he caused it from the malnutrition was stunning.I really wonder how many do it from feat of the camps and really can think for themselves.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 9:56:20 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It is all very disturbing.Either the fear is very deep or the propaganda has been ingrained very well.National Geo was running the special Lisa Ling did on North Korea 2 night ago.To watch each person after cataract surgery bow before the photo and thank the Great General for restoring their sight without realizing he caused it from the malnutrition was stunning.I really wonder how many do it from fear of the camps and really can think for themselves.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 9:56:35 AM PST by chris_bdba
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